Patrick B. Rose 1975-2017

CLEVELAND — Patrick Britt Rose, 42, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in Cleveland Heights.

He was born March 19, 1975, in Warren, the son of C.L. and Mary Britt Rose.

Known since childhood as “Little Man” because he wore a tie to school every day, he wanted to be a police officer since he could first walk and talk.

After graduating from Cleveland Heights High School, he became a police officer first in University Circle and then served in New Orleans from 2001 to 2009. He retired from the New Orleans Police Department in 2009 and lived in Louisiana for many years before recently returning to Cleveland.

Patrick was an only child but had many true brothers and sisters in blue. He had the loudest laugh in the room and used it often. He faced life and illness with bravery and good humor.

Patrick is survived by his parents, Mary Britt Rose of Fairfax, Calif., and C.L. (Laurie) Rose of Cleveland Heights; and his two stepsisters, Meg Hiestand of Chicago and Ashley Hiestand of Los Angeles. He is a beloved grandson of Betty Britt of Girard.

Patrick was also a beloved nephew of the late Patrick T. (Shannon) Rose of Athens, Mike of Painesville Township, Michele (Mark) Shasby of Anchorage, Alaska, the late Jerry (Julie) of Albuquerque, N.M., John of Broadview Heights, Kelly (Danny) Thomas of Austintown, Harry (Cathy) of Howland, Patricia Anthony of Girard, Suzanne of Cleveland Heights, Timothy (Marylynn) of Girard, James (Tracey) of Burton and Kathleen (David) Skowron of Girard.

He will be missed by his many cousins, friends and colleagues.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Evelyn Hagan, Cal Rose and James P. Britt Sr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be noon Monday, Aug. 14, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 48 E. Main St., Girard, OH 44420, with burial immediatly following in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the Mass.

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